First Annual FSJ Skyline Invasion - 1998
& Flint meet for first time
and pictures contributed By: Jim Polk
three are shots of all the rigs that made the trip up into the Massanutten
mountain range for a trip up to a radio tower at the peak. We had
Ron from Charlottesville (actually, Madison County near C-ville) with
his son and nephew in a '77 Chero S with 2" Add-a-leafs, Izzydoggie
(Ronnie, Diana, son Bren, and dog Izzy) in their TJ (Wag currently
in use by Flintstones due to lack of floorboard), Bren & Beth
from Newport News, VA in a Chero?, Flint Boardman from Charlotte and
his '88 GW with brand new 4" Black Diamond Lifts (drool), David from
NC and his CJ, and Angi and me in our '83 Wag Ltd. Krista the Jeepless,
er, Jeepstress encountered Jeep distress on the way in and had to
be towed into camp...twice! She hitched a ride for the day with Flint.
#'s 4 & 5 are from the radio tower on the mountain peak overlooking
the Shenandoah Valley below. 6 is a shot of my Wag next to Ron's '77
7 thru 10 show our crew doing some major site cleanup at the radio
tower. We picked up around 10 trashbags full of garbage (broken glass,
paper, etc.) we found up at the tower in GW Forest. We bagged up the
trash and brought it back down the mountain to a recycle center. The
gang did a great job....that place was a mess, but now it's litter
free. Pic 11 is my rig and Ron's Chero S again, and 12 is a shot of
David and Flint (in Jethro Tull tee) on Wally an '88 GW along side
Krista leaning on Ronnies TJ.
were all shots from my digital camera. Hopefully we will get some
additional trail & camp shots developed from our 35mm. Got a great
shot of the Jeepstress elbow deep in Splendid's engine bay with another
set of legs sticking out from underneath while they were working to
replace the timing chain and get her marginally operational once more.
Should be some good stories from the crew that tagged along with us
this weekend on the list.
David, Ron (with son & nephew), Angi & I, and Ronnie, Diana,
Bren (baby), and Izzy (dog) all ran a trail in Lee District of GW
Forest known as Peter's Mill Run that runs along the mountain peak
from near Edinberg to Woodstock VA. Group had a blast in two small
Jeeps and two FSJ's doing that run which took approximately 4 hours
to complete. Weather was perfect and foliage was very nice. Majority
of the folks camped Friday & Saturday nights up in GW Forest.
Had a great bonfire Saturday night with a fantastic feast of steaks,
fried chicken, ham, sandwiches, Flints cajun corn/beef/sausage goulash
with rice, potato salad, beverages, etc. much of which was prepared
by Bren & Diana from Newport News. We all needed FSJs to lug our
butts out of there after that feast! DP from NC got tied up and couldn't
make it up (his loss) and Zack from PA never made it down either.
All total we had 5 FSJ's and two baby jeeps for our outing.
'83 Wag Ltd
did have a FSJ but poor Splendid, a 79 Wagoneer, was suffering mechanical